Fourth of July Recipes, Candy and Cake Decorating

4th of July Celebration Flag Cake
Step-by-Step Cake Decorating Instructions
by Laurie Bacon

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You will need the following:
  • One 1/4 sheet yellow cake or any other cake that you like. We used the yellow cupcake recipe.
  • 1/4 sheet cake board
  • Buttercream icing
  • Royal blue, red (scarlet), yellow (buttercup) concentrated droplet food color
  • A large knife
  • pastry brush
  • Sugar syrup - simple syrup - recipe
  • 4 small bowls
  • small icing spatula - buy it
  • Icing bags (parchment works well)
  • 3 - size 17 or 18 star tips
  • 1 - size 199 star tip
You can use any tips for decorating, the tips suggested, are the ones shown on the cake above. You can also use royal icing (recipe) to create the stars using a #16 tip. Make sure to buy professional good quality food coloring otherwise your blue and red color will be pastel.

Let's get started: Preparing your colored icing

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